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JR56717: INSTANCE MIGRATION FAILS WHEN YOU APPLY A POLICY FILE AND YOU RECEIVE A NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you migrate in-flight process instances that have a policy
    file, the migration terminates and you see the following
    exception stack:
    
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.migration.MigrateInstanceRunnabl
    e$3.visi
    tNode(MigrateInstanceRunnable.java:547)
    at
    com.lombardisoftware.bpd.runtime.engine.BPDExecutionTreeNodeBrea
    dthFirst
    Traversal.traverse(BPDExecutionTreeNodeBreadthFirstTraversal.jav
    a:12)
    at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.migration.MigrateInstanceRunnabl
    e.applyO
    rphanTokenPolicy(MigrateInstanceRunnable.java:736)
    at
    com.lombardisoftware.server.ejb.migration.MigrateInstanceRunnabl
    e.access
    $1000(MigrateInstanceRunnable.java:85)
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    

Local fix

  • Do not include a policy file when migrating instances.
    

Problem summary

  • No additional information is available.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix that allows the instance migration process to continue in
    this scenario is planned for inclusion in IBM BPM V8.5.7
    cumulative fix 2016.12.
    
    To determine whether the cumulative fix is available and
    download it if it is, complete the following steps on Fix
    Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral):
    
    1. On the Select product tab, select WebSphere as the product
    group, IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from the
    WebSphere options, All as the installed version, and All as the
    platform, and then click Continue.
    2. In the Text field, enter "cumulative fix", and click
    Continue.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR56717

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    856

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-23

  • Closed date

    2016-12-09

  • Last modified date

    2016-12-09

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9400

Applicable component levels

  • R857 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 December 2016